EU allows data to continue to flow freely to UK
The UK government has announced that the EU has allowed data to continue flowing freely meaning any business that holds data in the UK doesn’t need to take additional measures to secure international data transfers. For the millions of businesses in the UK that have customers or clients across the EU this will make trade, innovation and investment much easier to manage.
The cyber security and GDPR compliance platform, Naq Cyber, that advises small business across the UK, has welcomed the news but has warned that it is still critically important to follow GDPR regulations while handling personal data and currently only 10% of SMEs are compliant. Millions more businesses have moved online since the pandemic started and many more have moved to a remote working model meaning that not only are attacks more likely but also businesses are open to huge fines for lack of GDPR compliance.
Nadia Kadhim, CEO at Naq Cyber, commented, “”This is great news for small businesses both within the UK and the EU. This adequacy decision will allow businesses across the continent of Europe to continue to work together without any increased burden. However, it is still critically important to abide by the UK or EU versions of the GDPR to ensure they are legally compliant.”
The cyber experts at Naq Cyber have launched a one stop platform for small businesses to easily manage their cyber security and legal compliance essentially a small business information security officer.
Nadia Kadhim, added, “It is critical that small businesses start taking this seriously and consider investing in ongoing protection and advice in the same way they would hire an accountant to manage their accounts.
Keeping your data secure and compliant has never been more important and any business that is concerned should get in touch with us.”